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The Animate Earth opens at Gallery on 6th

 The Animate Earth opens at Gallery on 6th

Evocative exhibition highlights the relationship between the artist and the planet

Johannesburg, 27th August 2014. On Saturday the 6th of September, an exhibition exploring the dialogue between the artist and a vital animate earth opens at Gallery on 6th in Parkhurst.

Art followers are invited to attend the opening, meet the artists and listen to the opening address by celebrated still life artist Karin Preller on Saturday the 6th September at 12h00.

The exhibition features landscapes in a mix various styles and mediums from artists Laurel Holmes, Kirsten Mumford, Carol van Tonder, Jan van Schalkwyk and Belinde Fourie. The exhibition’s theme plays out in heightened awareness of textures, colours and forms within the landscapes depicted.

This body of work challenges a modern perception of the earth as an inanimate object to be exploited by man. Each piece explores the artist’s relationship with our living, vigorous and complex planet. This is especially valid in our technologically driven, busy age where we are disconnected with our increasingly fragile planet.

“The aim of this exhibition is an attempt to lovingly reconnect with the Earth as a living, breathing beautiful being that sustains all life intelligently. We need to open our own hearts to our responsibility to care for ourselves, each other and this pale blue planet…. as Carl Sagan called our home planet,”says Ronel Wheeler, current curator and director of Gallery on 6th.

While Gallery on 6th is a well-known Parkhurst landmark, not many people are aware that the gallery is directed and run by the artists themselves. Artists curate and hang each exhibition, allowing for some interesting exhibitions.

The exhibition runs from the 6th to the 27th September 2014. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 3pm.

For more information please contact:

Ronel Wheeler

Gallery Director

Gallery on 6th

Mobile: 084 564 5641


Allegory of spring by Jan van Schalkwyk


Landscape evolved by Laurel Holmes


Old man on the rim by Kirsten Mumford

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